BPH_PRRI Basics project management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2025
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Ing. Bc. Sylva Žáková Talpová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Jan Žák (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Mgr. Jana Soukopová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Bc. Sylva Žáková Talpová, Ph.D.
Department of Business Management – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Vlasta Radová
Supplier department: Department of Business Management – Faculty of Economics and Administration
(! MPH_PRRI Project management ) && (! MPH_PRMG Project management )
This course has no prerequisite.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of this course student will have basic knowledge about the project management and basic principles based on IPMA, as well as the basic knowledge of project methodologies PRINCE2, PMI and info about agile method SCRUM, and also of public project management. Thanks to the e-learning application, he or she will get experience in project planning and realisation.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- explain the essence of project management and its proper use
- explain the link between the fundamental variables in the project (time, cost, scope, quality) and use this knowledge to solve a practical example
- apply basic methods and techniques of project management to real situations in a project
- to describe the basic project management standards, the differences between them, their content and the possibilities of use in practice
  • The main goal of this course is a basic understanding of the project management area. The basic principles of project management, according to the IPMA (International Project Management Association), are introduced, as well as the basics of PRINCE2, PMI, and agile methods, such as Scrum. Students will also gain knowledge about public projects. Afterwards, students go through an e-learning application that simulates project management. The first step of the application is to plan a house-building project. After creating a plan, students go through a realisation part and react to random events. Thanks to the application, students can apply basic principles of project management.
    required literature
  • DOLEŽAL, Jan. Projektový management : komplexně, prakticky a podle světových standardů. První vydání. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2016, 418 stran. ISBN 9788024756202. URL info
  • PINTO, Jeffrey K. Project management : achieving competitive advantage. Fifth edition, global editio. Harlow, England: Pearson, 2020, 586 stran. ISBN 9781292269146. info
    recommended literature
  • WU, Te. Optimizing project management. 1st edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2020, 1 online. ISBN 9781003001119. URL info
  • TURNER, James. Agile Project Management: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Learn Agile Project Management Step by Step. James Turner, 2019. ISBN 978-1-79803-319-7. info
  • NEWTON, Richard. Project management step by step : how to plan and manage a highly successful project. Second edition. Harlow: Pearson, 2016, xx, 184. ISBN 9781292142197. info
Teaching methods
Short theoretical introduction with practical examples followed by an e-learning application.
Assessment methods
Exam. The grade is based on the score of the completed task in the e-learning application with the addition of the scores from the written test and the additional assignment. Completion of the assignment in the e-learning application at the minimum required level is mandatory, as is completion of the assignment.
Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorised tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding a grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
Students who go abroad for an Erasmus stay and are full-time students at MUNI have to fulfill all the tasks remotely.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every other week.
Credit evaluation note: k=2,0.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Minimální počet pro otevření předmětu je 10 zapsaných studentů. / The minimum number of enrolled students to open the course is 10. Nezapisují si studenty programu NPEM02 Podniková informatika.
Teacher's information
Introduction to project management Pre-project phase (initiation) Project planning Project implementation + project closure Behavioural competencies of the project manager Public project management
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
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